HC Deb 28 June 1988 vol 136 c198W
Mr. Graham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether Glasgow airport will be required to make its facilities available should there be an emergency involving an aircraft carrying plutonium waste shortly after take-off from Prestwick airport;

(2) whether Strathclyde regional council will be consulted on any steps that may be needed to ensure that the roads leading to the Prestwick airport and the town of Prestwick itself, meet the requirement of the United States-Japan nuclear co-operation agreement for the safe shipment of plutonium from Europe to Japan;

(3) if Prestwick airport will need to be made militarily secure, in order to receive plutonium transports from Sellafield on their way to Japan.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

No decision has yet been reached to use Prestwick airport for the transport of plutonium to Japan in the mid-1990s.

Before any such decision is taken, all necessary safety and security aspects will be carefully considered.

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